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07-23-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Cooper1991

Europe & Middle East Tour

Has anyone (recently 2015 & afterwards) cycled from Turkey to Dubai? If so, is it safe and how did you handle crossing borders?
Forum: Touring
05-29-21, 02:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By Cooper1991

Trans America Journey

In 2017 I trekked to Everest Base Camp then put on 30kgs (66lbs). In 2019 I lost 30kgs (66lbs) and trekked up Mount Kilimanjaro. In 2021 I've put on 20kgs (44lbs) and need a new adventure plus a...
10-12-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,227
Posted By Cooper1991

Expected Speed

I just bought an entry level mountain bike - Trek Marlin 6. Last time I rode a bike was 45 years ago. On the flat with minimal wind against I've been averaging 14km/hr over 12km as that's comfortable...
10-05-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,205
Posted By Cooper1991

Two Acres

I'm waiting on padded shorts coming online and have at 61 years old, bought my first bike, a Trek Marlin 6, entry level bike. Has anyone got any hacks to relieve the pain of a hard seat, bumping ride...
08-10-20, 04:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,178
Posted By Cooper1991

Thanks. Didn't think of that and Windy.com shows...

Thanks. Didn't think of that and Windy.com shows that today, albeit north west winds. Yeah, I believe you can do 14 days quarantine in Oz but maybe moving inter-states would be an issue. I'm more...
08-09-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,178
Posted By Cooper1991

Australia East to West

Has any one done Australia coast to coast? Sydney - Adelaide - Perth.

Especially interested in Nullarbor National Park on the BIght where there seems to be no villages or even gas stations for...
07-19-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,201
Posted By Cooper1991

Not sure what other countries we'd like that are...

Not sure what other countries we'd like that are cheap, interesting and have warm weather. Also the route we picked is mainly downhill as I will struggle in mountain ranges. I was recommended a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By Cooper1991

Long Touring

My friend and I will try and ride from Kathmandu to Goa next March 2021. Has anyone done this before or know of a good blog which explains routes, traffic / pollution avoidance, stopping overnight...
07-18-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,201
Posted By Cooper1991

Yes, it was a wonderful experience. I did Kili...

Yes, it was a wonderful experience. I did Kili too but only lasted 4 days as I hurt my neck and back. It wasn't wonderful as it pissed down for 4 days constant. Coming down from EBC on the double day...
07-14-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,201
Posted By Cooper1991

It's very hot out like 44C hot. I live in MIddle...

It's very hot out like 44C hot. I live in MIddle East so maybe another 2 months before I can cycle in comfort, so 2 months to diet and prepare.

There's not a great market for second hand bikes...
07-14-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,201
Posted By Cooper1991

I trekked up to Everest Base Camp two years ago...

I trekked up to Everest Base Camp two years ago at 115 kg and yes, the going up was an absolute killer so I appreciate cycling an incline the same.

So you are saying that bikes with lots of spokes...
07-14-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,201
Posted By Cooper1991

Speed for Overweight Person

What speed should I expect to achieve? On the exercise bike I do between 13-16 km/h (slow-fast) but I read of people averaging 25 km/h. I want to buy a bike but am afraid I will break it as I'm...
Forum: Touring
02-15-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,588
Posted By Cooper1991

Thanks for all the insight. I did Everest Base...

Thanks for all the insight. I did Everest Base Camp in April 2017 having dieted and exercised and lost 28kgs. I had never climbed a hill never mind mountain before that. I am looking on this Mumbai...
Forum: Touring
02-04-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,309
Posted By Cooper1991

Thanks, that's a lot to do. This will be my first...

Thanks, that's a lot to do. This will be my first bike but I imagine everything you suggest isn't rocket science. I live in Middle East so will be limited to getting stuff online.
Forum: Touring
02-04-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,309
Posted By Cooper1991

Fat Tire Bikes

I'm around 225lbs and want to go on a long tour. Some websites recommend fat tire bikes

eg Mongoose Dolomite Fat Tire Mountain Bike,17-Inch High-Tensile Steel Frame, 7-Speed Shimano Drivetrain,...
Forum: Touring
01-30-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By Cooper1991

India/Myanmar/Thailand

How easy is it to hitch a lift up mountains or prolonged steeper inclines? Do you just give a small tip?

Also, in these countries, is it safe to assume you can stop every night in some sort of...
Forum: Touring
01-27-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,588
Posted By Cooper1991

Thanks. I hadn't thought of crankset and one of...

Thanks. I hadn't thought of crankset and one of my fears is breaking the gears and being in a country where they are irreparable.
Forum: Touring
01-27-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,588
Posted By Cooper1991

Thank you. Looks like a huge exercise in detailed...

Thank you. Looks like a huge exercise in detailed planning.
Forum: Touring
01-27-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,588
Posted By Cooper1991

Thank you for taking the time for such a...

Thank you for taking the time for such a comprehensive reply. Good info.
Forum: Touring
01-27-20, 05:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,588
Posted By Cooper1991

Thank you waddo. Good advice and yes, I forgot...

Thank you waddo. Good advice and yes, I forgot the danger of the various types of mosquito. As I'm quite heavy, I don't want to add a lot of other weight to the bike but yes, I won't succeed without...
Forum: Touring
01-27-20, 04:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,588
Posted By Cooper1991

Long Distance Tour for newcomer

Hi,

My objective is to cycle from Mumbai through Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and end in Philippines - a total of 5,500km in all and maybe taking 4 months. Has anyone here done this or can...
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